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About Champions

Founded on Christian principles, Champions Fastpitch Academy began in the Spring of 2000 as private pitching, we
have grown to now reach over 3000 kids in counties throughout Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. After 15 years in Atlanta we have helped hundreds of young ladies reach their dreams of playing at the collegiate level. We now have 8 instructors offering pitching and hitting instruction, strength and conditioning programs, as well as a college recruiting service. Our mission is to build upon the God given potential of each individual, developing the skills needed to succeed on and off the field.

One of the greatest joys of coaching is to see young people realize their dreams and at Champions we have had the honor to see many of those dreams come true. Champions' instructors have devoted their lives to being positive role models for today's young people. Our desire is to develop and nurture athletes on and off the field. Our goal is to build strong character grounded in tremendous work ethic and centered on solid fundamentals... Developing a heart of a Champion that is second to none!


Stacy Tamborra:
Florida State Pitcher (96-99)
BS Degree in Exercise Physiology
MS Degree Kinesiology and Biomechanics
ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year
ACC Postgraduate Scholarship
Emory University Pitching Coach
Pace Academy Varsity Coach
Founded Champions in 2000
Group Lessons
Locations and Availability:
Champions Privates Mon & Fri
Champions Groups Tues & Wed
Leigh Prickett:

Facility Administrator
Phone Number: 770-792-1091
Carey (Schiller) Jones:
Georgia Tech P/OF (95-99)
BA Degree in International Affairs
3 years Varsity Coach at Lovett
Middle School Coach at Pace
Champions Instructor: 2003-present
Fitness Instructor-Livestrong Boot Camp

Group and Private lessons
Pitching, Hitting, and Infield
Locations and Availability:
Instructing at Champions Location: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Walton High School:Sun/Wed
NYO: Tuesdays and Saturdays
Jamie (Fitzpatrick) Jones:
Kent State Pitcher/1B (04-08)
BS in Math Education
Minor: Coaching
MEd in Math Education from GSU
Former Student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
KSU Season/Career HR Record
All-MAC-1st team, All- Region
MAC Conference MVP
Played for EC Bullets and Atl Vipers
Champions Instructor: 2001-present
Group Lessons
Hitting and Pitching
Locations and Availability:
Champions: Sun, Tues, Wed

Jaime Rasmussen
Auburn University Pitcher (98-01)
Indiana State Grad Student (01-02)
BS Exercise Science and MS in Coaching
1998 Miss Softball Indiana
04-06 Eastern Illinois Pitching Coach
06-07 South Alabama Pitching Coach
Champions Instructor: 07-present
Played for Indiana Magic
Indiana Softball Hall of Fame

Group and Private lessons
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Champions Sunday-Thursday
Brandi Payne:
Grambling State Univ Pitcher (07-11)
BS Degree in Marketing
2009 All - Conference Team
SWAC Scholar Athlete
Former student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
Played for the Brownsmill Lady Jackets, GA Elite,and GA Fire
Team Training, Group and Private
Pitching, Hitting and Slapping
Locations and Availability:
Champions, Dunwoody, Morgan Falls
Jocilyn Yarnell
B.S. KSU in Exercise Science
All-American D1 Cheerleader
2 Year Team Captain
NCA National Champions
Personal Trainer
Georgia Tech Strength and Conditioning Intern

Sport Specific training. Personal Training. Team and Group Strength and Speed training.
Crossfit and Strength/Conditioning
Instructing 7 days a week at
Champions Location.
Jen (Fenton) Maloney
* Alabama Outfielder (08-12)
* 2012 National Champion
* 2012 All American
* 3 time SEC Champion
* SEC Scholar Athlete
* NCAA record holder for the most consecutive stolen bases (74)
* Played for East Cobb Bullets Gold
Major: Elementary Education

Team Training and Private lessons
Hitting, Slapping, Outfield
Locations and Availability:
Champions & Lost Mtn

Callie Alford

Team Training and Private lessons
Catching, Hitting, and Defense
Locations and Availability:
Champions (Wednesday/Thursdays)
D-BAT Marietta (Mondays)
D-BAT Johns Creek (Tuesdays/Sundays)

Alysha (Rudnik) Stanton
Georgia Tech Catcher/3B/OF
* 2011 ACC Player of the Week
* 2011 All-ACC (First Team)
* 2011 All-ACC Academic Team
* 2012 All-ACC Academic Team

Private Lessons
Hitting, Catching, Fielding
Champions, Lost Mtn, Dunwoody, Various Parks

Morgan Bullock:
* Florida State University Pitcher 2010-2013 B.S.
in English Creative Writing 2011 ACC Champions
* 2013 Super Regional Appearance 2013 2nd
* Team All ACC Student Athlete Advisory Council
* 2011-2013 Attended Mill Creek High School 2006-2009

Sundays at Champions and Weekdays at 9th Inning (Dunwoody)
Pitching, Catching, Hitting, Slapping, Team Training

Ashley Caruso:
* Emmanuel College Pitcher/OF 2010-2012
* Emmanuel College Grad Assistant 2012-2013
* Harrison Metro Head Coach 2013
* Atlanta Vipers Assistant Coach 2013

Available : Daily by Request at Champions and Lost Mountain
Pitching, Hitting, Defense

Lacey Waldrop:

Available : Daily by Request

Shelbee Rogers-Sowdell:

Available : Daily by Request
Pitching, Hitting, All Skills

Todd Jennings

Available :
Hitting and Defense
D-BAT Johns Creek

Junior Instructors

Kara Bilodeau:

Available : Pitching
D-BAT Johns Creek Mondays and Fridays

Kassidy Krupit

Available :
Pitching and Hitting
D-BAT Johns Creek